Monday, April 19, 2010

Well done, (ELCA) Lutherans!

Check out this article in The Huffington Post about a recent announcement by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The ELCA Council is adopting "significant revisions to ministry policies". [Read the Council's actual news release here.] In a nutshell, the church is abolishing any remaining anti-gay policies; in other words, gays and lesbians, whether single or in relationships, will no longer be forced out of ministry. Even better, the new policy will be retroactive, allowing the re-hiring of people who were fired for no other reason than stepping out of the closet.

As an Episcopalian, I say: way to go, Lutherans...and welcome!